Sunday, February 6, 2011

Balancing act while wondering... Which way to the food?

squirrel balancing act
This silly squirrel is another one of the rascals who is constantly trying to crack the code to get into the squirrel proof (mostly) feeders I have... the image was taken through my kitchen window, a frequent pastime for me in winter when it's cold outside. For someone who grew up in Wyoming and Montana braving temperatures way below zero at times, I've become awfully cold sensitive!

About the squirrel... he is perched on one of the arms of the two-armed post on which two different style feeders hang. (both supposedly squirrel proof) I imagine him to be contemplating which one of the two feeders he is going to approach first!

I'm now deeper than ever in learning new software... January 29 found me in a marathon ALL DAY Lightroom 3 class (from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm) and this past Saturday (February 5) found me back in the same classroom for a Photoshop CS5 'level 1' class although I left early due to a slight schedule conflict. I'll be in the level 2 class for Photoshop in another few weeks (again, all day Saturday). One thing I learned in the Lightroom class was how to add the copyright text to my images. This post (and the previous post) now have that information. (I'll be experimenting with alternative ways to include the copyright information as I go along... this is my first effort!)

If you want to watch a slide show of squirrels trying to crack the code to my "Squirrel-proof" feeders, use the link in the News Items box at top right.


  1. That slide show was precious! I enjoyed it hugely!

  2. imagesisee.blogspot.comFebruary 6, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Beautiful images. Your love for photography really shows through.

  3. I love this shot - what a face and look at those feet! We sometimes have half a dozen of these creatures in our backyard at one time.

  4. We almost never get to see an image from this POV, Victoria. I love it. I hardly think you need any classes to help you with your photography, but all power to you. Maybe over time you can pass your tips/tricks along. :) Congratulations.

  5. Great shot - you can see the wheels turning in his tiny head.

  6. Sounds like you have been very busy! Love the balancing squirrel. :)

  7. You have great nature pictures, here!


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